I will not give in to the feeling of being powerless

I will not succumb to fears inside

I will not let melancholy engulf me

Even if it seems forced…I will smile

In this hour

I will appreciate the gift of time

the gift of extra cuddles with me and mine

I will soak in more sunrise and sunset

Never take a breadth for granted

Glass half full is what I shall see

I will not let power of hope and faith flee

For when my kids look back to these days

I want them to remember their mother chose to count her blessings more than pains…